Barrington Tops

Barrington Tops

Party: Bruce (leading), Candice, Cathie, Emily, Karen, Gen Lei Mo, Dong, Xinyi. Date: 18-20/08/2017 The Friday morning started off with my Samsung mobile phone dying as it stubbornly refused to recognise that it had a SIM card installed. With a vital need for a...

Red Rocks

Party: Ashley Burke, Christian Wilson, Emilie Wilkie, Joel Johnsson, Josephine Roper, Nolan Wu, Patrick Wark, Savannah Montenegro. Leader: Ashley Burke Date: 15-16/7/2017 In the leadup to this trip I was expecting subzero temperatures at Newnes on the Friday night and...
Mt Cobberas (Number 1) – Victoria

Mt Cobberas (Number 1) – Victoria

Party: Candice, Nolan, Derek, Christian (Leader) Date: 10-12 June 2017 Photos: https://goo.gl/photos/iXAowm9y4ryb8Rts9 Some mountains are so remote , they can remain on your “to do” list for a long time. Such is the case with the Cobberas Mountains in far north east...
Newnes Glowworm Tunnel

Newnes Glowworm Tunnel

Party: Bruce (leading), Victoria, Amanda, Nina, Cathie, Joyce. Date: 27-28 May 2017. We all met up at Strathfield and set off in Victoria’s car and mine for the drive to Mount Victoria. The railway station loos were used for our comfort stop. After a short break...
Navigation Weekend

Navigation Weekend

Party: Ashley Burke, Gong Chen, Kerrin Davis, Donald Elrod, Maj-Britt Engelhardt, Frances Feasey, Carol Gao, Murray Gibbs, Jia Hui Lai, Aidan Irrgang, Sunny Li, Nina McClure, Joel Palte, Lara Perryman, Bridgette Robinson, Julia Schaefer, Victor Trevino, Samantha...

Splendour Rock

Party: Josie, Hussein and Nick Leader: Josie Date: 4-5/3/2017 I write this trip report mostly to confess to a major stuffup for young members of the club to note. Seven walkers signed up at the start of the week, but after 2 illnesses and 2 complete smokebombs...
Mt Tate Snowy Mountains Weekend

Mt Tate Snowy Mountains Weekend

Party: Derek Minus, Christian Wilson (Leader) Date: Feb 17-19 2017 Photos: https://goo.gl/photos/qHhw5PjJF5PJARqT7 Summer in the Australian Alps is a mixed affair. It can be very hot, cold, or wet . Big biting March flies can drive you insane and thunderstorms...

Tigersnake, Twister, Hole In the Wall, Banks Canyons

Party: Cathy Stansbury (Tigersnake and Twister only), Lyndsy Haviland (26 Jan only), Maj-Britt Engelhardt, Ashley Burke Leader: Ashley Burke Date: 26-28 Jan 2017 The days and weeks preceding this trip had been hot, interspersed far too infrequently by the occasional...
Morong Deep

Morong Deep

Participants: Katy, Emily, Steven Leader: Steven Date: 26-29/1/2017 Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevenkassar/albums/72157678179381450 We met in Blackheath at a respectable Thursday morning hour and piled into the one car for the drive to Kanangra-Boyd NP....
Lower Grose Valley

Lower Grose Valley

Present: Nathan Barnes, Paul Griffiths (trip leader), Dean Smith Date: 19-21 December 2016 The aim of the trip was to see how far we could get down the Grose River in three days. The short version is: not as far as we hoped. We started out well. Catching the 07.23...

Christmas Dinner Walk

Party: Jo Boyd, Ashley Burke, Joy Shen, Tim Hanigan, Yumi Hong, Nuria Douglas-Jones, Dave Noble, Roger Lembit, Wendy Au, Rob Hynes, Patrick Miller (Max Cady), Roger Butler and Jeremy, Su Li Sin, Brent Roylance, Martin Pfeil, Damon Ward, Mitchell Isaacs, Chantal...

Hatchers Hollow

Party: Maj-Britt, Jeremie, Nolan, Lilian, Steven Leader: Steven Date: 25-27/11/2016 On the drive home we compared our experience to what I had written in the invitation – while I got the “5+ hours of walking each day” correct, I’d left out...
Gorge Exploration – Illawarra and Kangaroo Valley

Gorge Exploration – Illawarra and Kangaroo Valley

Attendees: David Myles, trip was posted last minute so no one else signed up. Location: Robertson / Kangaroo Valley Date: Mon 31st Oct – Tue 1st Nov 2016 Photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/664y6qs8pk6298r/AADjzpCWHFOsQf7dXX13Cggja?dl=0 (will be available for ~30 days)...
Día de Muertos

Día de Muertos

Party: Pete Ridgeway, Laura Ivonne, Marty Frappell & Eugenia Zena Leader: Pete Ridgeway Date: 29-30 October 2016 Photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9hc06yq4p8r5j5b/AACqFer1t3pv1DlXrkSnLAqta?dl=0 Forget Halloween – this trip was SUBW with culture! This year we were...
Mt Royal

Mt Royal

Walkers: Bruce (leading), Pierrette, Xiaoting, Zhen, and Dean on Sunday. Date: 17 & 18 September 2016. After meeting up at Woy Woy Station we set off for the run to Singleton via the M1 and Hunter Expressway. After a stop at Singleton Maccas for a quick lunch we...
Pantoneys Crown

Pantoneys Crown

Present: Marty Frappell, Paul Griffiths (trip leader), Kate Lynch, Damon Ramos, Robert Sjovold Date: 5-7 August 2016 Photos: on Facebook or Flickr Pantoneys Crown is an isolated massif on the western edge of the Blue Mountains. It stands isolated in the entrance to...
Camping 101 – Pindar Cave

Camping 101 – Pindar Cave

Party: Tom, Yi Fan (Tyler), Gavin, John Leader: John Friedman Date: 30-31/7/2016 For those who have not had the pleasure of camping in Pindar Cave, I hope this report whets your appetite. Our journey began in the last carriage of the train to Gosford, a carriage...
Red Rocks Traverse

Red Rocks Traverse

Party: Ashley Burke, Maj-Britt Engelhardt, Rebecca Hill, Ankit Thangasamy Leader: Ashley Burke Date: 30-31/7/2016 Ashley’s photos: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~aburke/RedRocks20160730-31/index.htm Maj-Britt’s photos:...
Shoalhaven Packrafting

Shoalhaven Packrafting

Present: Clint Felmingham, Tim Fisher, Marty Frappel, Paul Griffiths (Trip leader) Date: 11-13/6/2015 Photos: on SUBW Facebook page – more to come. This was one of the best wilderness trips I have done. The plan was to meet in the Southern Highlands and either...
Gardens of Stone: Baal Bone Gap to Newnes (2 parts)

Gardens of Stone: Baal Bone Gap to Newnes (2 parts)

Part 1: Baal Bone Gap to Newnes – Redux Present: Tim Fisher, Clint Felmingham Date: 27th-29th May Photos (Tim): https://goo.gl/photos/dt1gcm6XFePx5iXz6 Photos (Clint): https://goo.gl/photos/XnJRGH7Lw5aH3FSL6 This trip was completed from Cape Horn to Newnes over...